Located in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia Plateau, asnd linked with the lower western part of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. The main habitat in the IBA is grassland, with sparse woodland and scrub on sand dunes. There are meadows and marshes along the Xilin River and on lake shores.
Non-bird biodiversity: Procapra gutturosa and Marmota spp. are found in this area.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xilin Gol Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.